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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 January 29, 2009

Contact: Wende Persons 718-852-9865                pr @ arkivmusic.com           

 

 

ARKIVMUSIC.COM MOVES INTO DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

 

The online classical CD retailer launches download program with new releases from Naxos

 

 

BRYN MAWR, PA: ArkivMusic, The Source for Classical Music™ (http://www.arkivmusic.com) is adding a new feature to its offerings for classical music aficionados: digital downloads. The online classical CD retailer’s first selections are this month’s new releases from the Naxos label, which are available both as compact discs and album downloads. The 320 kbps MP3 files, the highest quality MP3 files available, will play on iPods as well as other software and portable digital music players.

 

“We are excited to be able to offer these titles as MP3 downloads for our customers who like to have their music instantly,” stated ArkivMusic President Eric Feidner. “Fans of CDs needn't worry, however. ArkivMusic remains firmly committed to the CD format, as evidenced by the hundreds of out-of-print titles we reissue each month in our ArkivCD program. Our goal is simply to be ‘the source for classical music,’ no matter how you listen!”

 

Here are some of the initial Naxos new releases available at ArkivMusic as CDs and MP3s:

         Stokowski: Bach Transcriptions Vol 2 / Serebrier

         Giannini: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 4

         Corigliano: Circus Maximus, Gazebo Dances / Junkin

         Haydn: Concertos For 2 Lira Organizzate / Müller-Brühl

         Spohr: Violin Concerti 6, 8, 11 / Gallois, Lamsma, Et Al

 

The Naxos downloads are just the first of many MP3 titles to come at ArkivMusic, and customers are already responding enthusiastically. Scott Strayer of Redwood City, CA writes, “This is insanely cool.”

 

ArkivMusic, which will celebrate its seventh anniversary on February 8, has become the go-to retail source for musicians and classical music devotees. The company offers the largest available inventory of classical music with over 90,000 CDs and DVD titles, including its innovative production-on-demand program that allows consumers to find and purchase out-of-print recordings alongside the in-print catalog. Now the move into MP3 downloads will guarantee customers a choice of platforms in an increasingly digital world.

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Contact

ArkivMusic LLC
Wende Persons, Communications & Marketing

Phone: 718-852-9865

pr @ arkivmusic.com

 

 

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